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Old 30th June 2007, 13:13   #201
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thanks, does oil affect performance? oils still clean but car running a bit shat

what about gearbox oil aswel mate?
Yes if it's past its sell by date or was cheap and nasty to start with.

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Old 14th July 2007, 00:58   #202
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Just bought a Seat Leon 1.6 with 58000 miles.

I have a full can of Silkolene 5w-40w in the shed left over from the saxo would this be ok to use?

Also not sure what oil is in there at the moment but it looks in need of an oil change would it be worth using an engine flush?

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Old 15th July 2007, 13:05   #203
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It will be ideal mate, no need for a flush.

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Old 15th July 2007, 19:23   #204
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Make - Saxo
Model - VTR
Year - 2002
Engine Size 1.6L /98bhp 41.000 miles
only induction kit fitted, every thing else as standard.
Road use only, about 350-450miles a month. Motorway driving, some town/short trips
don't normally rev over 4000rpm

Going to change engine oil and possibly gear box oil soon, could please recommend a good engine and gear box oil.
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Old 16th July 2007, 09:32   #205
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Hi
Make - Saxo
Model - VTR
Year - 2002
Engine Size 1.6L /98bhp 41.000 miles
only induction kit fitted, every thing else as standard.
Road use only, about 350-450miles a month. Motorway driving, some town/short trips
don't normally rev over 4000rpm

Going to change engine oil and possibly gear box oil soon, could please recommend a good engine and gear box oil.
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Hi,

For the engine a good 5w-40 synthetic is ideal, changed ever 10,000 miles or so.

For the gearbox we recomend a 75w-90, semi or full synthetic.

Brand wise, have a look at Silkolene, Fuchs and Motul.

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Old 7th August 2007, 23:53   #206
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Hi, I have a 2000 Citroen Saxo First 954cc and the engine oil needs replacing. Could someone help me out, I need to know what type of oil to use and how much of it, I think i read on here somewhere that 75w-90 was recommended? Would be grateful if someone could help me out, thanks
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Old 8th August 2007, 11:25   #207
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75w-90 are gear oils, you will need a 10w-40 semi synthetic.

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Old 24th August 2007, 10:14   #208
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Does anyone know if Carlube Fully Synthetic (not Triple R) 5W-40 is a good oil. Just wondering because a shop near me is selling it for £15.95 for 5 litres which seems good for a fully synthetic oil.
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Old 24th August 2007, 16:06   #209
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Its not a true synthetic, its a modified mineral oil (legally sold as synthetic) think of it as more of a decent semi synthetic.

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i have a 1.1i 1999 reg saxo and i have just payed out for fully synthetic oil to do an oil change.

will this be bennificial for my system?
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Yes it will be ideal, what brand and grade is it?

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it was tesco's fully synthetic 5w/40 2L cost £9 for 2 litres


just to double check i do put 3.5 litres in my car once drained and changed filter?
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hi oilman

what oil would you recomend for a TU diesel engine with say 60k+miles?
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10w-40 semi synthetic with regular changes is fine. Next step up is to a 5w-40 synthetic.

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what are the benefits of the 2 mentioned? will the 5w40 have better cold start protection or something along those lines? the car in question is a mk1 1.5d 106, will be used for dual carriage and bypass driving only no town driving, even if there was town driving 2 miles most at weekends
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what are the benefits of the 2 mentioned? will the 5w40 have better cold start protection or something along those lines? the car in question is a mk1 1.5d 106, will be used for dual carriage and bypass driving only no town driving, even if there was town driving 2 miles most at weekends
You are correct the 5w-40 will flow quicker when cold and warm up faster... basically doing its job faster then a 10w. They 5w-40 being synthetic will also last a lot longer, you are probably looking at an annual oil change with one. The 10w-40 semi synthetic will need to be changed more often.

From a driving point of view I doubt you will notice any difference between the two.

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Hi mate.

Is Castrol's 'Edge Sport' 0W40 a true synthetic engine oil? And is it up to the same par as the likes of Motul and Silkolene etc, etc... ?

One other thing, is there any downfall to the '0W' of the Edge Sport, as opposed to the more common '5W' found in other fully synthetic engine oils? Or can this be viewed as purely a benifit?

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Hi,

Yes it is a true synthetic, a pao based one. It is good but not as good as the Silkolene Pro or the Motul 300v as they are ester based synthetics.

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Thanks Guy.

What about the 0W instead of the 5W?
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A 0w will flow better at cold temps then a 5w, however with the UK ambient temps there difference is marginal.

As in, the 5w will pour down to -30degc, the 0w will pour down to -35degc, you really have to be in the arctic (wich is what 0w was invented for) for it to make a difference over a 5w.

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